Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada


Canada Labour Code

Version of section 204 from 2019-09-01 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Reassignment and job modification

  •  (1) An employee who is pregnant or nursing may, during the period from the beginning of the pregnancy to the end of the twenty-fourth week following the birth, request the employer to modify her job functions or reassign her to another job if, by reason of the pregnancy or nursing, continuing any of her current job functions may pose a risk to her health or to that of the foetus or child.

  • Marginal note:Certificate

    (2) An employee’s request under subsection (1) must be accompanied by a certificate from a health care practitioner of the employee’s choice indicating the expected duration of the potential risk and the activities or conditions to avoid in order to eliminate the risk.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 204
  • R.S., 1985, c. 9 (1st Supp.), s. 9
  • 1993, c. 42, s. 26
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 463

Date modified: